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Central Austin is one of the most desired locations in Austin, due to its proximity to downtown businesses and nightlife, the State Capitol and other Texas government complexes, and the University of Texas campus. In MLS areas 1B, 4, UT, and DT, Central Austin always has been a popular place to live, work, and spend leisure time, and has seen an even greater resurgence since the introduction of high-rise and loft living. The skyline of downtown Austin has changed dramatically over the last decade and is a vibrant hub for many Austinites and for visitors and tourists.

Everything that's great about Austin (see Austin homes for sale) can be found in the Central district. This is where people come for entertainment, shopping, business, and a place to call home. Many of Austin's annual festivals are in central Austin, including the internationally renowned South By Southwest Music Festival, which helped the city become known as the "Live Music Capital of the World." Central Austin also is a hotbed of economic activity and high-tech innovation with its thriving business climate. Read More >>

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$635,000
1801 Lavaca St #10j - Austin, TX 78701

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,912
Acres
0
Year Built
1964
$635,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Cambridge Condo Amd
3 br, 2 ba, 1,912 ft²
MLS® #: 6958735
Price:
$635,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6958735
Sqft:
1,912
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Cambridge Condo Amd
Property Listed By:
Real Estate Alliance, Inc.

Downtown A Notch Above. Not The Hub Bub Music District, But The Museum District At Your Doorstep. Walk To The New Medical Center Or Ut. Largest Floorplan In Cambridge! 10th Flr Corner View Of All Downtown W/unobstructed Capitol Dome. Fantastic Nightscape! Lovely Light All Day Long. All Bills(elec/water/hot Water/heat&cool/cable)paid By Hoa. Full Amenities:fitness, Confe...

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$379,000
5602 Oakwood Cv #a - Austin, TX 78731

Bedrooms
2
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,800
Acres
0
Year Built
2001
$379,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Oakwood Hollow Condominiums
2 br, 3 ba, 1,800 ft²
MLS® #: 6466988
Price:
$379,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6466988
Sqft:
1,800
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
OAKWOOD HOLLOW CONDOMINIUMS
Property Listed By:
Austin Choice Homes

Rare Townhouse/condo, This One Is A Beauty!! Views From Several Areas, Bonus Room Downstairs, Open Floor-plan! Community Pool, Hoa Includes All Water & Common Insurance On Roof & Exterior. Min To Dt & Ut.

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$350,000
905 E 56th St - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
1,299
Acres
0.15
Year Built
1951
$350,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Morningside Add Sec 02
3 br, 1 ba, 1,299 ft²
MLS® #: 6894304
Price:
$350,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6894304
Sqft:
1,299
Acres:
0.15
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Morningside Add Sec 02
Property Listed By:
Keller Williams Realty

Completely Renovated One Story Home Minutes From Downtown! This House Offers Beautifully Refinished Hardwood Floors, Remodeled Kitchen With Custom Cabinets, Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances And Gas Stove. Updated Lighting Throughout The House. Dual Vanity With Granite Countertops In The Bathroom, Updated Fixtures And Lovely Tile. Lush Landscaping With Hug...

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$445,000
1601 Houston St #6 - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,720
Acres
0.13
Year Built
2012
$445,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Brentwood 56 Condominium
3 br, 3 ba, 1,720 ft²
MLS® #: 1182427
Price:
$445,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1182427
Sqft:
1,720
Acres:
0.13
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
BRENTWOOD 56 CONDOMINIUM
Property Listed By:
Atlas Realty

Location, Newer Modern Construction With Soring Ceilings, And Quality Finish Out, It Has What You Are Looking For. Large Open Downstairs Floor Plan With Stained Concrete And Solid Surface Counter Tops. Private Yard, Which Is Hard To Find In A Small Gated Condo Community. Hardwood Floors Upstairs. Large Master With True Cathedral Ceiling. Large Walk In Shower And Tu...

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$1,449,000
200 Congress Ave #14f - Austin, TX 78701

Bedrooms
2
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,926
Acres
0
Year Built
2008
$1,449,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Austonian Condo Community
2 br, 3 ba, 1,926 ft²
MLS® #: 8718303
Price:
$1,449,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
8718303
Sqft:
1,926
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Austonian Condo Community
Property Listed By:
New Home Solutions Realty

Experience The Pinnacle Of Dt Sophistication& Luxury@ The Highly Coveted Austonian! Perfectly Situated Rare Se Corner Unit! Escape To The Oversized Balcony W Unparalleled Views Overlking Ladybird Lake, Miles Of Panoramic Hillcountry& The Sparkling Austonian& Jw Pools! Timeless Custom Finishes: Custom Wall Coverings/lighting, Automatic Shades, Sur Sound, Scavolini Italia...

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$244,900
1500 Woodlawn Blvd #203 - Austin, TX 78703

Bedrooms
1
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
817
Acres
0.02
Year Built
1982
$244,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Woodlawn Place Condo
1 br, 1 ba, 817 ft²
MLS® #: 1363366
Price:
$244,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
1
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1363366
Sqft:
817
Acres:
0.02
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Woodlawn Place Condo
Property Listed By:
Pauly Presley Realty

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$992,000
5414 Mountain Cedar Cv - Austin, TX 78731

Bedrooms
4
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
3,105
Acres
0.22
Year Built
1994
$992,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Mount Bonnell Shores Sec 02
4 br, 4 ba, 3,105 ft²
MLS® #: 2973849
Price:
$992,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2973849
Sqft:
3,105
Acres:
0.22
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Mount Bonnell Shores Sec 02
Property Listed By:
Kuper Sotheby's Itl Rlty

Entertain In A Private Tree House Setting! Walls Of Glass/french Doors Open To Veranda & Deck W/ Ceiling Fans. Open Floor Plan With Incredible Kitchen. Brown Misk Gran Counters, Stone Bsplsh, Glazed Cabinets, And Ss App Make This Kitchen A Showplace. Formal Dining W/ Large John Richard Chandelier. Upscale Or-bronze Fixtures, Plantation Shtrs, Crystal Pulls, Blown Glass ...

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$699,900
4211 Caswell Ave - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,049
Acres
0.22
Year Built
1946
$699,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Meyer
3 br, 3 ba, 2,049 ft²
MLS® #: 5519642
Price:
$699,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5519642
Sqft:
2,049
Acres:
0.22
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Meyer
Property Listed By:
Riemer Residential

Delightful 3/3/study(4th Bedroom!) Bungalow+ 1/1 Guest Cottage Located In Central Austin's Historic Hancock Neighborhood. The Main Bungalow Has Been Remodeled Down To The Studs, Well-appointed Floor Plan, Wood Floors, New Appliances, Study/flex Space Option, Native Landscaping, Private Lot, Walk To Hyde Park Restaurants, Hancock Center Shopping, Parks, So Much More. Enj...

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$399,990
360 Nueces St #2503 - Austin, TX 78701

Bedrooms
1
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
728
Acres
0
Year Built
2008
$399,990
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Residential Condo Amd 360
1 br, 1 ba, 728 ft²
MLS® #: 2610311
Price:
$399,990
City:
Austin
Beds:
1
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2610311
Sqft:
728
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Residential Condo Amd 360
Property Listed By:
Culhane Premier Properties

25th Floor Condominium With Breathtaking Views Of Downtown Austin, Capital Building And Town Lake! Enjoy All Of Austin's Downtown Conveniences Including Shopping, Restaurants, 6th Street District, And Austin Music Hall. Features Include Motorized Shades, Nest Thermostat System, And Built-in Surround Sound Throughout.

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$609,000
360 Nueces St #1217 - Austin, TX 78701

Bedrooms
2
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,115
Acres
0
Year Built
2008
$609,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Residential Condo Amd 360
2 br, 2 ba, 1,115 ft²
MLS® #: 8090792
Price:
$609,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
8090792
Sqft:
1,115
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Residential Condo Amd 360
Property Listed By:
Jeff Harris, Broker

Preferred Ne Corner Residence At 360! True 2/2 With Floor To Ceiling Windows Framing An Ever Changing City Skyline & Flooding This Terrific Space W/ Natural Light. Private Master, Split Bedrooms, Dining Area (used Now As Office) + Bkfst Bar, Open Living. Generous Balcony To Enjoy Urban Austin Spreading Out Before You. Hardwood Floors, Granite, High Ceilings. Popula...

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$799,000
613 Upson St - Austin, TX 78703

Bedrooms
4
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,334
Acres
0.16
Year Built
2007
$799,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Johnson Charles Add
4 br, 3 ba, 2,334 ft²
MLS® #: 4313188
Price:
$799,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
4313188
Sqft:
2,334
Acres:
0.16
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Johnson Charles Add
Property Listed By:
Wilson & Goldrick Realtors

Charming Craftsman Home Situated Between Lake Austin And Downtown! Minutes From Zilker Park, Deep Eddy Pool And Neighborhood Restaurants. Perfect Combination Of Private Family Home And Urban Living. Lovely Finishes Include Wood Floors, Granite Countertops, Stainless Appliances And Plantation Shutters. Rare 2-car Attached Garage In This Area! Move-in Ready.

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Properties in Central Austin

Urban excitement blends with old fashioned charm here, and much of Austin's heritage has been preserved. Central Austin is home to many beautiful historic sites, such as West Austin Park, and old neighborhoods such as Allandale, Pemberton Heights, and Brykerwoods. These areas feature some of Austin's finest historical homes, many of which are surrounded by large, carefully manicured properties dotted with mature oak and cottonwood trees, affording shade and privacy in Austin's busiest district. The University of Texas at Austin provides an additional backdrop of classic architecture and landscaping for many homes between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and E Dean Keaton St.

Homes in Central Austin range from cottages from the 1800s to remodeled or new construction luxury homes to sleek, high-rise condominiums. Demand for all properties in Central Austin is high, and demand for condos has exceeded the availability of units in many cases, despite rampant construction over the last few years.

Central Austin Residential Real Estate Statistics

Price Range

$120,000 to $7,000,000

Average Price

$592,144

Median Price

$483,750

Size Range of Homes

440 to 13,673 square feet

Price Range of Homes (per square foot)

$105.59 to 795.46

Median Price (per square foot)

$254.85

Average Days on the Market

68

* Based on November 2012 Data

Neighborhood Location

Central Austin (see Central Austin homes for sale) is bordered to the north by FM 2222, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by the Colorado River. Downtown is bordered to the north by MLK, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by North Lamar. Central Austin is in zip codes 78701 (see 78701 homes for sale,) 78703 (see 78703 homes for sale,) 78705 (see 78705 homes for sale,) 78731 (see 78731 homes for sale,) 78751 (see 78751 homes for sale,) and 78756 (see 78756 homes for sale.)

Amenities and Attractions

Austin’s recorded history began in the 1830s when Anglo-American settlers arrived in Central Texas and founded the village of Waterloo on the banks of the Colorado River, the first permanent settlement in the area. By 1839, Waterloo adopted the name Austin and became the capital of the Republic of Texas. The Texas State Capitol is an enormous pink granite building with a dome taller than that of the U.S. Capitol, a point of pride for many Texans. The Capitol building enjoys a prominent place in the skyline at the head of Congress Avenue. Tourists tend to start at the Capitol Visitors Center in the old General Land Office building and move on to the Capitol itself, completing their tour a few blocks north at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, which includes three floors of exhibits and an IMAX theater.

On the opposite end of Congress Avenue is the 416-acre Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake,) which separates Central Austin from South Austin. Its nine bridges include the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, summer home to a colony of a million Mexican Free-tailed Bats , and the James D. Pfluger FAIA (Lamar Blvd.) Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, which provides hikers, walkers, runners, joggers, and bicyclists with a safe means of getting from one side of the lake to the other.

Other popular attractions located along Congress Avenue are the Paramount Theatre, a restored motion picture palace that is mostly used as a performing arts venue but that often hosts movie premieres and revivals of classic films, and the Arthouse at the Jones Center, a gallery that shows innovative artwork.

On the east side of downtown, the leading attraction is East Sixth Street, often compared to New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. It is lined with bars and live music venues filled with college students and tourists. It is also home to the historical Driskill Hotel, a Victorian showplace that opened in 1886. Intersecting with East Sixth is Red River Street, which is known for such music venues as Emo's and Stubb's BBQ. A little further south is the 881,400 square foot Austin Convention Center.

West of Congress is the Second Street District, which includes Willie Nelson Boulevard. The Second Street District is lined with upscale restaurants, boutiques, the Austin Children's Museum, the Antoine Predock-designed City Hall, the Austonian, a residential skyscraper that is one of the tallest buildings in the state, Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, and the W Hotel.

Just north of the Second Street District is the Warehouse District, with bars and restaurants aimed at a professional crowd. Its leading attractions include the venerable Antone's blues club, La Zona Rosa, Fado Irish Bar, Oilcan Harry's, Truluck's, Kenichi, and Sullivan's Steakhouse. North of that is yet another bar and restaurant district - West Sixth Street - which has flourished due to the increased population density created by high-rises. Its bars and restaurants include Opal Divine's Freehouse, Molotov, Ranch 616, Little Woodrow's, The Hoffbrau, Hut's Hamburgers, and Frank & Angie's Pizzeria.

At the intersection of West Sixth Street and North Lamar are Book People, the largest independent bookstore in Texas, Whole Foods flagship store, which is a wonderland for foodies, and Waterloo Records, one of the largest and most respected music stores in the United States. West of Lamar is a section of art galleries.

Just north of the State Capitol is the huge campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Book a tour of the UT Tower for a spectacular view of the city. The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, a block north of the Bob Bullock Museum, has collections of antiquities, prints, and European and American art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. The Texas Memorial Museum, housed in an Art Deco building near the Law School, specializes in natural history and paleontology. The dinosaur and fossil exhibits are a huge hit with children.

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum has artifacts from the late President's political career and a reproduction of the Oval Office as it was decorated during his administration. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is home to Texas Longhorn football games, and the Frank Erwin Center is a venue for touring musical acts. The Visual Arts Center displays work designed by UT art students. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is a special collections library. While most of its holdings are accessible only to scholars, there are exhibits on the ground floor of some collection highlights, including the world's first photograph, a Gutenberg Bible, and other historical, literary, cinematic, and artistic treasures.

The area around UT is filled with bars, restaurants, and shops. The Drag is a section of Guadalupe Street west of campus stretching roughly from MLK Boulevard north to 32nd Street. While the Drag has lost some of the bohemian vibe that characterized it from the 70s to the 90s, it's still a great place for people-watching. Tourists can stock up on Longhorn-related clothing and other souvenirs at the University Co-op.

Further north is Hyde Park, a planned residential community known for its beautifully-restored Victorian and Craftsman-style homes. While there are pricier and more luxurious neighborhoods in town, if you asked many Austinites where they'd live if they had the money, they often say Hyde Park. One highlight of Hyde Park is the Elisabet Ney Museum, the home and studio of an eccentric sculptress who moved to Texas after establishing her reputation sculpting the famous and the powerful in Europe. Among her most familiar works are the statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin in the southern entrance foyer of the State Capitol.

North of Hyde Park is North Loop, a hipster-dominated area that includes a few vintage stores, dive bars, and funky restaurants. West of downtown are such neighborhoods as Clarksville, Pemberton Heights, and Tarrytown. (If you explore Pemberton Heights, make sure and drive by the Pemberton Castle at 1415 Wooldridge Drive, which was used as the sales office for the subdivision in the 1920s).

Other attractions in the western part of Central Austin are Camp Mabry, a National Guard camp that is home to the Texas Military Forces Museum, and, on the shores of Lake Austin, the Austin Museum of Art-Laguna Gloria, which includes the Italianate villa of philanthropist Clara Driscoll, and an art school.

Nearby Parks and Outdoor Activities

  • Northwest Recreation Center (2913 Northland Drive)
  • Perry Neighborhood Park (4800 Fairview Drive)
  • Gaines Creek Greenbelt (4800 South Mo Pac Expressway)
  • Mount Bonnell at Covert Park (3851 Mount Bonnell Drive)
  • Mayfield House (3505 West 35th Street)
  • Mayfield Nature Preserve (3801 West 35th Street)
  • Reed Neighborhood Park (2614 Pecos Street)
  • Walsh Boat Landing (1600 Scenic Drive)
  • Lions Municipal Golf Course (2901 Enfield Road)
  • Ramsey Neighborhood Park (4301 North Rosedale Avenue)
  • Triangle Commons Pocket Park (722 West 46th Street)
  • Shipe Neighborhood Park (4400 Avenue G)
  • Elisabet Ney Museum (304 East 44th Street)
  • Bailey Neighborhood Park (1101 West 33rd Street)
  • Sparky Pocket Park (3701 Grooms Street)
  • Hancock Golf Course and Recreation Center (811 East 41st Street)
  • Lamar Senior Activity Center (2874 Shoal Crest Avenue)
  • Adams-Hemphill Neighborhood Park (201 West 30th Street)
  • Eastwoods Neighborhood Park (3001 Harris Park Avenue)
  • Shoal Creek Greenbelt (2600 Lamar Boulevard)
  • Caswell Tennis Center (2312 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Johnson Creek Greenbelt (2001 Enfield Road)
  • West Enfield Neighborhood Park (2008 Enfield)
  • Mary Francis Baylor Clarksville Park (1811 West 11th Street)
  • Haskell House (1705 Waterston Street)
  • Palm Plaza Pocket Park (1524 Palma Plaza)
  • Pease District Park (1100 Kingsbury Street)
  • West Austin Neighborhood Park (1317 West 10th Street)
  • Austin Recreation Center (1213/1301 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Duncan Neighborhood Park (901 West 9th Street)
  • Wooldridge Square (900 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waterloo Neighborhood Park (500 East 12th Street)
  • Symphony Square (1101 Red River Street)
  • Treaty Oak Square (507 Baylor Street)
  • Lamar Beach in Town Lake Metropolitan Park (1200 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Shoal Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (707 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Republic Square (422 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waller Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (30 East Avenue)
  • Sir Svante Palm Neighborhood Park (200 South IH-35 SVRD SB)
  • Brush Square—O. Henry Museum (409 East 5th Street)
  • Old Bakery and Emporium (1006 Congress Avenue)
  • Waller Creek Greenbelt (703 East 6th Street)

Central Austin Schools

Central Austin is in the Austin Independent School District (see Austin ISD homes for sale.)

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Private Schools

  • AHB Community School
  • The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Bronze Doors Academy
  • City School
  • Clearview Sudbury School
  • Girls School of Austin
  • Griffin School
  • Khabele School
  • Odyssey School
  • San Juan Diego Catholic School
  • SRI Atmananda Memorial School
  • St. Paul Lutheran School
  • TNS Academy

The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from April 26th, 2015 at 12:30am CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.